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by Aleks
Fri May 30, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates 5-11-14 to 5-31-14
Replies: 35
Views: 1884

Re: CN Updates 5-11-14 to 5-31-14

149 by Brantford @ 21:52 with 5618-2031-2141
145 by Brantford @ 22:01 with 5733
by Aleks
Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: National / Other States Talk
Topic: CP Windsor Sub Operations
Replies: 4
Views: 688

Re: CP Windsor Sub Operations

You'd be better off heading farther east to the east end of CP's Lobo siding. The 1st one west of London. At that point CN and CP mainlines parallel each other under a bridge. Can't remember the name of the side road that goes across the bridge to access a couple of homes on the south side but if yo...
by Aleks
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:04 am
Forum: Railfanning Information
Topic: Ontario Southland question
Replies: 3
Views: 589

Re: Ontario Southland question

Michael, they actually have 3 of the ex BCOL M420's and have used 644 not long after they took over operation of the CP line from Woodstock to St. Thomas. It was out of service for awhile needing repairs. One of the units is used as a parts source. Since having taking over switching the CAMI plant i...
by Aleks
Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: best radio skip you have ever gotten when railfanning?
Replies: 95
Views: 15156

Re: best radio skip you have ever gotten when railfanning?

Sitting at the Brantford Ontario station one Friday night and hearing CSX talking at North Baltimore.
by Aleks
Mon May 14, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: NS Heritage Unit Location Updates
Replies: 257
Views: 29068

Re: NS Heritage Unit Location Updates

Here's hoping at least one of them goes through Fostoria this coming weekend when I'm there.
by Aleks
Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Nikon D90 Alert
Replies: 9
Views: 2700

Re: Nikon D90 Alert

But, the Olympus comes with metal flanges and will stand up to a lot more abuse.
My sons D60 also had a flange failure and that's when we noticed Nikon used plastic flanges, at least on the kit lenses.
by Aleks
Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Ontario Adventures
Replies: 8
Views: 2985

Re: Ontario Adventures

Looks like you had a good trip into our neck of the woods. Must have been busy on the OSR or CN for a couple of CP trains I saw at Galt on my way home from work Monday. Running about an hour ahead of that 142 you caught was CP 244 with CP 8620 - CP 8706 - CP 6049 - CITX 3112 that passed me at Mile 5...
by Aleks
Mon May 23, 2011 1:35 am
Forum: Train Location Updates / Heads Ups
Topic: CN Updates 5/22/11 - 5/28/11
Replies: 77
Views: 1459

Re: CN Updates 5/22/11 - 5/28/11

CN 149 by Brantford @ 23:52
CN 8902 - CN 8958
145 platforms
by Aleks
Thu May 12, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux
Replies: 86
Views: 21834

Re: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux

Thanks guys. It's been a great motivator to finally get some shots edited. I still haven't loaded any shots from this year onto the CPU which include my 1st trip to Rochelle and all the neat lease power running on the CP so between new stuff and all my slide collection which I have barely touched th...
by Aleks
Tue May 10, 2011 3:15 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux
Replies: 86
Views: 21834

Re: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux

Well all good things must come to an end. I had a good run but ran into a brick wall today. Screeners were not letting much on last night and early today at all. When I submitted last night there were a dozen or so in the cue including mine and not one was accepted. When I found out inthe morning I ...
by Aleks
Sun May 01, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux
Replies: 86
Views: 21834

Re: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux

Made it to 60 straight days and 77 shots.
Make that 61 already and 78 shots.
by Aleks
Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux
Replies: 86
Views: 21834

Re: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux

50 days in a row now with 64 shots accepted so far. I'll see how long I can keep going.
by Aleks
Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux
Replies: 86
Views: 21834

Re: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux

I submitted a shot of a CN geep in the yard which was I thought a good bet to get in. I also tried what I though was a fringe acceptance shot, a close-up of the same unit showing a pair of chairs that someone took from the coffee shop at the station and put on top of the geep. They both made it in b...
by Aleks
Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux
Replies: 86
Views: 21834

Re: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux

I'm working on it. 48 shots up in 36 days so far. Last couple have been good as both shots submitted each day have made it.
by Aleks
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux
Replies: 86
Views: 21834

Re: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux

Well seeing as you threw up the challange Arron, I'm going to keep going and see how many days in a row I can go. You up for it Zack?
by Aleks
Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: RPNet Reject - Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 3659

Re: RPNet Reject - Suggestions

No, I barely have time to edit the shots I'm submitting now without trying to do everything I have.
by Aleks
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:54 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: RPNet Reject - Suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 3659

Re: RPNet Reject - Suggestions

JT, to answer your question I don't have a frame just before that one other than more of a head on shot which I didn't like as much. For me it's a years old habit from my more conservative slide film days were you composed and took the shot you wanted and not take multiple of the train coming at you...
by Aleks
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux
Replies: 86
Views: 21834

Re: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux

Looks like the 1st link dropped off the reject list as it had been 7 days. The 2nd one of the Triple Crown is just as good as that one from the same location. The funny thing about the high sun reject that the 1st 2 got was that the train I shot between them at the same location made it. The link th...
by Aleks
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Photography Workshop
Topic: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux
Replies: 86
Views: 21834

Re: Railpictures.net Challenge Part Deux

Although I have been getting shots in each day I thought for as long as the links stay active I would post some off my rejects. I just shake my head at and wonder with some of them. http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=909531&key=0 http://www.railpictures.net/viewreject.php?id=909741&key=25...